Bavaria is the ancestral home of the Liphart family. Nickname surnames, such as Liphart, were derived from an eke-name, or added name. They usually reflected the physical characteristics or attributes of the first person that used the name. The family name Liphart is a name for a person who is considered holy or intelligent. It stems from a Old German word "Liutberht," meaning "most brilliant or holy, of the people." The endings "-bert," "-bricht," "-pert," "-ke" and "-brecht" are interchangeable in medieval names, depending on the region.
Early Origins of the Liphart family
Bavaria, where the ancestors of the bearers of this family name lived from ancient times. The name derives from the older Leiprecht and Leuprecht, which themselves derived from the Old-German word "Liutberht," meaning "shining" or "holy" people. St. Luitpert was a patron saint of farmers in Swabia. The German name endings "-bert," "-bricht," "-pert," "-ke" and "-brecht" were interchangeable in mediaeval names, depending on the region. The first recorded mention found was of Hans Lueprecht of Leutkirch in 1345.
Early History of the Liphart family
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Liphart Spelling Variations
Westphalians spoke Low German, which is similar to modern Dutch. Many German names carry suffixes that identify where they came from. Others have phrases attached that identify something about the original bearer. Other variations in German names resulted from the fact that medieval scribes worked without the aid of any spelling rules. The spelling variations of the name Liphart include Lippert, Lipert, Lipard, Lippard, Lipperts, Liperts, Leuprecht, Leiprecht, Leibert, Leubert, Lueprecht, Lueprecht, Luprecht, Leubrecht, Leibrecht, Luebrecht, Lubrecht, Lubricht, Lubert and many more.
Early Notables of the Liphart family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Liphart family to the New World and Oceana
European migration to North America began in the mid-17th century and continued unabated until the mid-20th. Many Bavarians made the long trip to escape poverty or persecution based on their religious beliefs. The chance for tenant farmers to own their own land was also a major drawing card. They settled all across the United States in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Many came to Canada also, settling in Ontario and the prairie provinces. Analysis of immigration records has shown some of the first Lipharts to arrive in North America, and among them were:
Liphart Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Liphart Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
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